cauldronnoun [ C ]US also caldron uk /ˈkɔːl.drən/ us /ˈkɑːl.drən/
Examples from literature
- A handful of cabbage was picked up and dumped into the cauldron.
- Now it was a great boiling cauldron whose waters rose and fell in a seething white mass.
- Scores of large cauldrons of steaming water covered the floor.
- The cooking apparatus of that period consisted of a whole glittering array of cauldrons, saucepans, kettles, and vessels of red and yellow copper, which hardly sufficed for all the rich soups for which France was so famous.
- We are told in one place of a fine bronze cauldron for heating water which was worth twenty oxen, whereas a few lines lower down a good serviceable maid-of-all-work is valued at four oxen.